What is your plan for next year?

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What is your plan for next year?

Postby hardhead_productions » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:47 pm

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Re: What is your plan for next year?

Postby hydrilla » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:12 am

hardhead_productions wrote:Im planning on running a 1542 with a 9.9hp. My decoys will be 50 blue bills, 2 dozen cavasbacks, 3 1/2 dozen mallards, 10 buffle heads. Will this be enough decoys? Or should i use my 1/2 doz gaddies and 1/2 doz black ducks? This is my first year beginning to hunt without my dad and uncle and everybody (there very demanding) lol.



There isn't a set number of decoys you need. It all depends on the situation, and where you hunt. I have hunted over hundreds, and at the same times killed limits over one (or in a couple of cases no decoys at all ) when hunting over a spot I knew they were coming to. My best advice would be match what you see. If you are hunting a big water spot you saw 500 divers sitting in, you might want to use every decoy you've got. If you are hunting a beaver pond that is holding 15 green heads and some wood ducks, it doesn't make sense to fill the place up with divers decoys when a few puddlers would do the trick. A little common sense in duck hunting goes a long way.
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Re: What is your plan for next year?

Postby Diver Slayer » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:58 pm

Can you safely fit 120+ decoys in a narrow 15ft boat with 2 or 3 guys? You couldn't pay me to attempt that with that small of a motor. That's a death sentence where I hunt.
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Re: What is your plan for next year?

Postby blackened89 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:36 pm

more lightweight foam decoys for walk in diver hunts
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Re: What is your plan for next year?

Postby richard133 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:18 am

This your first season or fairly new?
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Re: What is your plan for next year?

Postby jstewart_1981 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:33 am

Another boat to pull all them decoys you should be good :thumbsup:
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